Irish bagpipes solo, Gennet 5356, Federic D. Wood - piano. As far as I know no biographical information has come to light about McLaughlin. His piping has much in common with Tom Ennis's, lively danceable music cleanly played. The Road to Galway is usually called the London Lassies, the title from O'Neill's books. Mullaney & Stack called it the Maid in the Cherry Tree, and their recording may be heard on the CD Wheels Of The World, Early Irish American Music, Vol. 1. "Bang" is usually "Dang" in tunebooks, including O'Neill's Waifs and Strays, where a setting, "much less cranky than Scottish versions," is given, taken from Patsy Touhey's piping; Touhey also recorded it on a cylinder, pairing it amusingly enough with the jig Fasten the Leg In Her, which also sports a suggestive title. The great Mayo piper Michael Carney used to favor the "Bang" title, according to his student Tom Busby. Touhey's firey version is transcribed in the Piping of Patsy Touhey.